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A year later, we know that the shooting that killed 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., really was different from the other mass shootings that all too … more
All of a sudden, Medicaid expansion is a big topic in Raleigh. Senate Democrats are pushing a bill, and New Hanover County’s Sen. Harper Peterson thinks it’s a good idea. We do too. Even … more
On Sunday, journalists’ inboxes overflowed with politicians’ statements of admiration for the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and his consistent independence from party. On Monday, this headline … more
Believe it or not, politicians in Washington can work together in a bipartisan way to get good things done. Sure, we just had the longest government shutdown ever. And a repeat might be in our … more
The announced merger of BB&T Corp. and SunTrust Banks Inc. of Atlanta is a seismic shocker for Winston-Salem whose lasting effects are, at best, uncertain. While Mayor Allen Joines and the … more
North Carolina shares a border, history and culture with our neighbor to the north. And we can’t help sharing the distress that many there are feeling about Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and recently … more
The Johnston County Board of Education makes you jump through hoops to speak during school board meetings because it’s afraid of what you might have to say. School board members and their … more
Call it dueling schooling or just call it a win-win. Whichever way our lawmakers decide to fund the state’s long-postponed school construction needs, our kids and our society will reap big … more
For many of us, the wild horses on the Outer Banks, though a good 300 miles away, are treasures that appeal to our wild nature. Unfortunately, these horses are facing severe threats from disease and … more
There is a welcome bipartisan development on Capitol Hill in the wake of the bruising and costly 35-day government shutdown. Sentiment is growing in both parties for a law that would prevent future … more
North Carolina lawmakers are back in Raleigh this week, getting down to the serious business of running the state (and unlike the federal government, we hope, keeping it running full time). There … more
As North Carolina lawmakers convene the General Assembly’s 2019 long session today, student journalists, educators and press freedom advocates are calling on state legislatures throughout the … more
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